MASK BAULE (Ivory Coast)



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Within Baule culture, these Mblo portrait masks are appreciated as the most refined and long-standing form of artistic expression. While they may depict either men or women, such works were generally commissioned by a man to honor a female relative or created by a carver in homage to a particular woman's dance skills and beauty. Because of their importance, only the best dancers are eligible to wear portrait masks in performance. On such occasions it is required that the portrait's subject, or "double," be present to accompany it. Displayed on a black stand they make a unique and interesting decorator object.

Available in Small (Height 26cm) or Large (Height 32cm).

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